Hello, My Dears!
Today is the day that Spring will finally feel real. Not because of the weather (which has been iffy), and not because the azalea bushes in the backyard are in bloom (though they are, and they are gorgeous). Not even because the birds are back and singing ecstatically. While these things do seem to be harbingers and even manifestations of spring, the real reason today marks the arrival of the season is simple: I’m going to my first baseball game of the season!
You might wonder if, when my beloved and I arrive at Durham Bulls Athletic Park this evening to cheer our team on, will I have my hand piecing with me? Probably not. While I’m not a beer drinker by nature, the first game of the Bulls’ season obliges me to drink a large tumbler of Sam Adams, and lager and lap-quilting just don’t mix! I do have a summer stitching plan, however; I’m going to hand piece lots and lots of half-square triangles while we watch the Braves and the Rays and our other favorite MLB teams, and by September I’ll have enough of them for an amazing quilt (what kind of amazing quilt remains to be seen).
What does this have to do with this week’s episode? Not much; I just wanted to share and to celebrate spring! Speaking of celebrating, this week Dorothy is celebrating the successful opening of the Quilting Company’s new cafe. All is going to plan, and the fact that the cafe is only open a few days a week (for now) means that Dorothy has more time for making quilts. Or so she thinks…
Thanks to everyone who has gotten in touch with story corrections. Believe me when I say I’m not the least bit offended; in fact, I hope you’ll feel free to get in touch if I make a mistake! I heard from more than one person that I inadvertently wrote/said “Bill” when I meant “Joe,” and a couple of people were concerned that Florence was pondering what she and Queen Elizabeth had in common, given that Elizabeth would have only been 8 in 1934. Florence was referring to Elizabeth I, not Elizabeth II, something I’ll clarify in my revisions!
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